Author Archives: Sashka Ristevska

In the Cradle of Hip-Hop, a South Bronx Gallery Bridges a Gap

For the past 11 years, Free Richardson has run The Compound, his creative advertising business, from a compact space off Bruckner Boulevard in the South Bronx, where he works on campaigns for Timberland, ESPN and EA Sports. Part agency, part clubhouse, The Compound refers to the physical footprint, a bunkerlike space where Mr. Richardson hosts clients, professional athletes […]

Notorious B.I.G., Brooklyn Street Bard, Gets Official City Tribute at Last

In the 1990s, before Brooklyn was a brand, there was a singular bard of the borough, and his name was Christopher Wallace. At 6 feet 2 inches and nearly 400 pounds, Mr. Wallace, known as the Notorious B.I.G., was a larger-than-life figure in the rap scene. A masterful raconteur with a forceful flow, he chronicled […]

Get closer look to “Camouflage” MAD Paris x Rolex Milgauss

We’re always on the lookout for the most iced-out timepieces on the market, usually coming by way of BAPE or the good folks at G-SHOCK, but it’s no secret that Rolex is the top favorite amongst many watch aficionados. Thanks to MAD Paris, a brand that specializes in telling time through a luxurious lens, we now have an […]

GET COLORFUL WITH BAPE “BUSY WORKS STORE” CAPSULE COLLECTION

BAPE is notorious for being one busy brand, especially dropping collections on what feels like a weekly basis, and that sentiment will come full circle with its latest capsule collection. The new “BUSY WORKS STORE” set, a tribute to A Bathing Ape’s original brick and mortar boutique locations worldwide, covers all the bases: tees, bucket […]

21 artists graffitied one man’s property, made it famous, sued him after he tears it down and won $6.7m

In a landmark ruling, 21 New York street artists have sued and won $6.7m in damages from the owner of a building who destroyed their graffiti when he had the building demolished. On 12 February, after a three-week trial in November, Judge Frederic Block ruled against Jerry Wolkoff, owner of the 5Pointz complex in Queens, […]

Big Fun in the Big Town (1986)

n 1986, DJ and journalist, Bram van Splunteren pitched a series of music documentaries to Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Inspired by hearing the Beastie Boys’ ‘Rock Hard’, he suggested one of the episodes should investigate rap music and the new sound coming from the next generation of hip-hop producers. His resulting documentary, Big Fun in […]

“Why be the same as everyone else?”: Kate Moross on design with a difference

Kate Moross has built a career on versatility. From graphic design and animation to typography and illustration, she brings color and originality to every project. Starting out as a designer on the London music scene, Kate Moross now runs a studio in the city, working with global names, including Disney, Uniqlo and Kiehl’s.   How […]

AFEW X BEAMS X ASICS GEL-LYTE 3 “ORANGE KOI”

Back in 2012, Germany-based retailer Afew decided to get a little fishy with ASICS on a GEL-Lyte 3 collab inspired by the Nishikigoi fish — most people know it simply as koi. While the first iteration was inspired by Kōhaku (red & white), the latest iteration takes inspo from Bekko koi with help from Japan’s […]

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS “CRAZY” NEW ERA YANKEES FITTED BY BEAMS IN YOUR COLLECTION?

After giving a bunch of dope footwear collabs back in November — GORE-TEX Wallabees with Clarks in addition to a Koi-themed GEL-Lyte III with Afew — Japanese retailer BEAMS is now dropping some headwear on our domes using classic cap styles by way of New Era. This “Crazy” collab highlights two cycles of the 59FIFTY […]

Uprising: Hip-Hop & the L.A. Riots (2012)

Twenty years ago Los Angeles was burning, a conflagration that began with a videotape. Four police officers who had been captured on camera beating Rodney King were acquitted on April 29, 1992, and for days the city seethed. More than 50 people died. Property damage was estimated at about $1 billion. All of it is […]